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Found 47 results

  1. Matrix Question

    Hi forum, I'm currently looking at a Plesiosaur tooth from Morocco. The listing says, preserved in phosphatic matrix. Does this mean it was found like this, or placed in this by the seller? Thanks
  2. Ok this might be the most stupid question you have even had on here but it's bugging me and can't seem to get any good pages or images on google, and it is basically to do with the scapula and coracoid, how would it have been attached to the main skeletal system of theropods? as from looking at museum's and models it seem like it is just slapped on the side of the ribs which would not have provided much support or structure, and with sauropods would it have been attached to fused vertebrae like it would be for sacral vertebrae? Thanks for you time to read this. Matt
  3. Another Austin creek find.

    So I have another one for y'all. I found this in the same creek as what I now know is a rudist (thank's guys). Any ideas?
  4. Simple question is this trilobite real partially real or completely fake I understand much of large Cambrian trilobites are completely fake and have no actual genuine fossil remains in them I would like to be informed of which category this "fossil" falls into thanks in advance. (I'm expecting all the replies to be fake if it is completely fake with no fossil remains at all I ask for advice on what to look for next time I know most of the common signs only after the purchase of the "fossil" but before I completely give up the idea of a genuine fossil I figured some more experienced people could look at it again thanks in advance.
  5. I just got my hands on a geological map, and near where I live there is Alluvium on river banks. This is Holocene, so pretty young and I understand alluvium is basically soil. Is there fossils possible in this stuff? Or even subfossils? Btw I'm not sure if this is in the right category so mods feel free to move it. Thanks guys!
  6. I have collected a considerable amount of Cowshark teeth, over the years. All have been found in the Calvert Cliffs.These include whole ones and partials. All of the teeth that I have found have the same characteristic except one. The serrations that are on the first blade, are small, stay close to the blade, and follow the contour of the blade going up. Except for one that has larger cusps, that grow out and away from the first blade. I have seen cowshark symphaseals and I know this is not one. But my question is this odd tooth, is it just from a different placement in the jaw, a pathological tooth, or a different species. Any help would be gladly apprecieted. 1st pic is of the typical teeth. 2nd pic is of tooth in question. Thanks for looking.
  7. Dinosaur Claw Question

    Hi TFF, I have this dinosaur claw from Hell Creek. I purchased it a couple months ago and now I have noticed something I didnt really notice when I first got it. Its like hair- type stuff in the fossil itself. I thought it was just from the riker box it was in but when I tried taking it off, it was like it is part of the claw. Was just curious if you guys know anything about it if its is fungal or something. And how to take the stuff completely off it. Thanks guys and for the replies.
  8. Mam mnóstwo znalezisk z tego obszaru. Powiem więcej zdjęć w sekcji odpowiedzi. 1. 2. 3.
  9. Rock with bulges

    Any idea what this could be? I almost didn't keep it, but it really looks like it could be something. est 6''x4'' with a dept of 3'' found near Rome GA
  10. Fossilized Wood?

    Here is the top, side to follow 4 inches, found around Rome, GA.
  11. question about a bone

    hi guys, yesterday i found this bone while collecting fossils plants , really i dont know if its fossilized or not, maybe not. If not i will keep it anyway, its nice
  12. And another one

    I've got another one for you guys. is it a concretion?
  13. Hello, I am completely new to everything related to fossils but my little brother is interested in paleontology (he is 9). I live in the north york area (toronto, ontario) and I'm considering looking for fossils with him(he has never went). The only river I really know of is the don valley river. It is possible for me to go right next to the water since there is a little animal-made trail there if that is of any importance. The river goes through the West Don Parkland. Overhead view of the river: https://www.google.ca/maps/@43.760302,-79.4425897,284a,20y,62.99h,41.66t/data=!3m1!1e3 We aren't really looking for any specific fossils so I don't plan on going too far, I wouldn't go outside of toronto. Really anything will do. Where do you guys recommend we visit? Is winter a bad time to go fossil hunting? Is the area described above suitable for fossil hunting?
  14. Hawthorne Group question

    I have a question. So I live in Florida, and looking a the map I am attaching I live in the Hawthorne Group. So.... if I dig in a creek am I likely to find fossils? I'm trying to look at these geological maps and distinguish areas which are likely to yield fossils. Particularly shark teeth. Can anyone school me up in this department? Thank you!!
  15. ive found a few fossils as a kid and actually my first fossil find is actually a 1 in 1,000,000 kind of thing how did i find it? i was just playing Jurrasic park... im not kidding i was in my backyard pretending to be Alan Grant "digging for fossils" and i was just hitting random rocks with a small pick and suddenly an actual fossil my reaction was "oh..." i was so dumbfounded any way so i was wondering how scientifically valuable would a leaf with what is probably the branch it came from worth for research? (no financial gain) i want to identify them both however i don't have them with me right now and the petrified branch is something ive not seen and cant even look up its clearly petrified wood however its black and looks almost as if its coated in fine sugar however it looks like its actually fine quarts crystals i was also wondering if its worth mapping both my fossils and the fossils of other kids i went to school with because the types of fossils seems to show what the land looked like at some point its thought that the area was always a muddy silty plain (there's an area near by with so many fossils they cover the beaches and area like sand) until the natural walls of the lagoon broke around 400 years ago and the area flooded and turned into a bay (port Philip bay if you look at it you will know what i mean) however there seems to be a thin stretch that had a lot of petrified wood and leaf fossils i don't know if anyone knows that already or if it would not be considered important Any way cheers guys
  16. Hello dear people, I wonder where to find information and reference-images on the postcranial skeleton of dunkleosteus or related species. You find images of their iconically armoured skulls everywhere, but not a hint of the "fishbones". Is there so little fossil record? I hope someone can give me a hint. Thanks, J
  17. I'm always looking for new spots in the Gainesville/Alachua county so I don't deplete or cause repeat damage to my favorite areas in Ring Park. I heard a passing rumor that the walls of Devil's Millhopper have various shark teeth and bones embedded in the soil. Does anyone know if this is true? I'm ashamed to say that although I practicly live right next to it, I haven't been to the Devil's Millhopper in years, well before my fossil hunting craze. I'm also wondering if, in the case that there ARE teeth in the walls, people allowed to remove them? I understand the instability of sinkhole walls and don't want to cause a problem in the park.
  18. Petrified Wood?

    Is this petrified wood? It is extremely heavy for its size.
  19. Where To Get Fossils?

    I am still interested in expanding my fossil collection, and i´ve been looking at various option in my home city, but there is literally only one single mineral store, and it really is quite small. I´ve visited it a few times and for now they don´t really have anything i am absolutely interested in. Since fossil sites are so far away, i can only collect at them occasionally, and then again, reptile fossils (which i am most interested in) don´t occur too often around here. I don´t really feel like ordering from international websites (such as eBay or any of the international fossil stores) at the moment, and there are only two online sites in Sweden that sell fossils, 1 of which is completely unreliable, and the other doesn´t really have a that great amount of specimens. So, my question is, where do you get fossils in a city/county completely uninterested in them?
  20. Isolated Teeth

    I have a herbivore dinosaur tooth in my collection identified as Triceratops horridus, this is a quite common type of tooth and is almost always identified as such. But looking at the dinosaurs of Hell Creek (where the tooth is from) couldn´t it equally well be a Triceratops prorsus tooth, a Torosaurus tooth or even a Tatankaceratops tooth? Are there any particular morphological things unique to Triceratops or are these teeth just sold as "Triceratops horridus" since that is easier to sell than "Chasmosaurinae indet."? Wouldn´t i be equally confident if i labelled it as Torosaurus? Of course with some teeth it´s easier, for an example, only Spinosaurus teeth actually look like Spinosaurus teeth and so on, but with small herbivore teeth how easy is it to determine species?
  21. Okay, so this came from Hungary, from miocene (badenian) deposit. (attached picture) Scale = 1cm Any idea what this could be? Thank you! Márton
  22. Mosasaur Teeth

    Hi, I got a question: I have bought a tooth from the mosasaur Liodon. It is very find and all, but then i found this website, that said that the teeth from Liodon doesn't have any serrations. Then i got a little confused, because on the Liodon tooth i bought, i can clearly see serrations. So is this not a Liodon tooth after all, or is this just wrong information? Can somebody clear this out for me?
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